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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. that's get a check on the weather and traffic. >> we had several tornado warnings last night. most of those were radar indicated. it was a rough night but all is quiet this morning. 77 degrees at bwi with partly cloudy skies. the humidity is high, 80%. day.ll be another thick have a 40% chance for some more thunderstorms to pop up today. a high temperature around 93 degrees. i would take an umbrella. you may need it later on. >> is uneventful out there.
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not dealing with anything significant except some to affected traffic lights. be careful at that intersection. treat it like a stop sign. 51 miles per hour on southbound 95 coming out of the northeast. 53 of the west side. so far so good on eastbound i 70. 57 miles per hour. problem-free on the rest of the roadways. we had a disabled vehicle at the bay bridge in the eastbound direction and that has now been cleared. things are running smoothly. this span of the bridge running fine. we switch over to greenspring and things are pretty empty so far this morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it was a swift victory yesterday for opponents of
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slots at anne arundel mall. >> a referendum can go before the voters this fall. jennifer franciotti is live with more on this story. >> talked about a speedy decision. this decision was made within hours. >> it is extremely unusual. >> a fast decision by maryland's court of appeals. the court ruled that voters should have the final say on whether slots be launched at anne arundel mall. >> the court decides approximately 170 cases a year and most of those cases take an average of about five or six months. >> the court was pressured to decide the case quickly because time was running out to add this
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to the referendum. cordish wants to open up a casino with slots. >> for the state of maryland, it will mean $500 million a year and about $35 million a year for anne arundel county. >> some believe the decision projects the citizen's right to affect decisions. >> the casino does not belong in a family-friendly mall. the people have a right to appeal. that is what we did. >> in doing so, it has made another organization quite happy. the maryland jockey club. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the body of a swimmer who
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disappeared on sunday has been recovered. justin oliver was found yesterday. he was trying to swim 50 yards back to shore when he went under. officials want to remind everyone that area is off-limits for swimming. police are trying to figure out how a car wound up submerged. they do not know if anyone was inside when the car entered the water. officials are monitoring 83-mile radius in the event a body surfaces. teams fighting the massive oil spill continue to monitor conditions on the floor of the gulf. >> a storm could affect the recovery efforts. we have details from venice, louisiana. >> engineers have confirmed a
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series of leaks. none are serious enough to stop testing on the cap. >> we found nothing. >> bp is now pushing to try a static kill, pumping in mud with the cap closed which could seal the well. >> it is a one-% chance we will go ahead with it. i think -- is a 100% chance we will go ahead with it. >> but that progress could be delayed. there is a developing tropical system that could force crews to stand down at the site as early as this weekend. that work could be finished by the end of next week. >> there are reports out of
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london that bp's c.e.o. tony hayward could step down. this could happen within the next 10 days. bp is denying those reports. you may remember a story we told you about monday about families along the gulf having to give up their pets. some of those dogs were brought to maryland the shelters. eight dogs have already been adopted. a local young man is traveling to help clean up the damage by the will leak. matthew is a member of the naval sea cadet corps and is expected to leave on friday. >> i am excited -- he is excited for what he will learn and the life lessons he will be able to take away from this.
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>> matthew will be aboard the james lincoln and will spend eight days in the gulf. >> the head of the department of agriculture said he will reconsider his desire to have someone resign. shirley sherrod said she was forced out on monday after given a speech to the naacp. she said she did not give a white farmer as much help as she could have. early this morning, secretary tom vilsack said he would review additional facts about asking sherrod to resign. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the department of agriculture overreacted in asking for the resignation of shirley sherrod? e-mail your response to again, that is >> the family says not shoot.
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shirley sherrod bent over backward to help them save their farm. >> we will hear more about this later today. >> 74 degrees on tv hill. concern about a drug used for treating cancer patients. >> babies conceived through in vitro fertilization could have a higher rate of cancer. >> we have a pretty quiet ride up until now. up until now.
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>> welcome back. the time now is 40 minutes after 5:00 a.m. things are quiet right now. 78 degrees downtown at the
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maryland science center. be prepared for a thick morning. 75 in easton. the further we get into the day, the better the chance you will run into a shower or thunderstorm. under way to work, it should be dry, and some of these storms could be strong. seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> the fda says the drug avastin should not be approved. a clinical trial showed the drug can extend survival in cancer patients. but now some new studies show the survival benefit is not as significant as once thought.
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patients hadn't increased chance for bleeding. the risk of the drug out ways the benefits. a final ruling is expected in september. so-called test-tube babies have an increased risk for cancer. there was a nearly 30% increased risk for cancer is among the in vitro children. the chance for developing cancer is less than 0 or 1%. they think the parents' genes may play a role. >> 74 degrees on tv hill. the scores of maryland state assessment tests are in. >> and ihop gets some help promoting its restaurant. it is getting
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. the major roads are looking well so far. there is one problem in the city. there are defective traffic lights. just be careful and treat it like a stop sign. 50 miles per hour on southbound 95. no official delays there and moving well on the north side. problem-free at the j.f.x. 60 miilesking in at per hour, so still up to speed their. this is a live look outside. no problems to report on the baltimore-washington parkway and moving well at greenspring. problem-free towards the j.f.x. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's check the latest on the buses and trains. >> we have the 77 bus with a 30-
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minute delay. light rail and metro subway are on time. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> things are nice and quiet to start this wednesday morning after some bumpy weather last night. temperatures perinde 70's right now. the dew points are around 70 degrees. that makes it feel kind of thick. that has been the way of the summer. we still have the same front in the same place it was last night. that is the focus for some severe weather later this afternoon. we have the jet stream cutting across there. that will be set up later this afternoon. for right now, things are quiet. most of the rain is off to our
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west. this cluster of thunderstorms will miss us off to the west and south. he is the amount of sunshine we get this morning. the better the chance for a strong thunderstorms. we will see how much sunshine manages to sneak through after sunrise. a mix of sun and clouds. it will be humid. some of these storms could be strong or severe. high temperature in the low 90's. partly cloudy skies tonight. low temperatures will drop back into the 70's once again. very little will change tomorrow. by this weekend, we will get into the court of the heat. that court will be moving into the mid atlantic region and you see that reflected in our forecast with temperatures going into the weekend. low 90's today and tomorrow.
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mid to upper 90's with a heat index over 100 on friday and saturday. a chance for some rain saturday night and sunday morning will break this pattern. temperatures will drop back into the 80's by the beginning of next week. something to look for too. back to the news desk. -- something to look forward to. >> the most persistently dangerous schools are all of baltimore city. it added to the list, the rising star academy, chinquapin middle school, and northwestern high school. removed from that list were dunbar middle school, booker t. washington middle school, southside academy and vivien t. thomas medical arts academy. the government labels a school as persistently dangerous based on the number of suspensions for offenses like arson and physical attacks.
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test scores from the msa are in and those numbers are on the rise. it appears middle school students are making the most progress. there is evidence some kids are starting to mastered math before they reach middle school. you can check out the scores at our website, good news for a baltimore restaurant that lost its mascot. the eldest will return to the happy days diner soon. it was found yesterday at faith cemetery on lilian holt drive. right now police have no suspect or motive in the case. thank goodness. and i hop in virginia has a new mascot. a group of goats have decided to stay there. they spent most of their time
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there. the manager spotted them by the highway. he says he enjoys the help. >> these goats are making a big deal of being out on their billboards. >> they get a free dinner out of it. i will give them a free stack of pancakes. >> people check that out that billboard. even a big snowstorm last february did not keep them away from that billboard. 74 degrees on tv hill. >> we will look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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the new steak and bacon muffin melt with fluffy egg, melted cheese, and, oh yeah, bacon. all on a fresh toasted english muffin. mmm. guess we should leave you lovebirds alone now. crank up the flavor at subway. >> hillary clinton joined officials about any -- about the future of afghanistan. >> we have more from london. >> hillary clinton reaffirmed that the u.s. pullout from afghanistan would begin next year. hamid karzai said afghanistan should be willing to take care
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of its own security by 2014. >> this is a commitment to the afghan people and to our international partners. we hope the international community will help afghanistan reached that objective which we are working on earnestly and with dedication. >> he also asked foreign aid to be distributed to is the government. foreign countries have been reluctant to hand over eight without strings. hillary clinton said more needs to be done. security has been tight for the conference thousands of police on duty in the capital. an airplane had to be diverted because of rocket fire at kabul airport. >> here's a look at some of our
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other top stories. a state employee is on administrative leave after reportedly posting personal information of nearly 3000 people on a third-party website. officials do not believe that information was used for any identity theft. the head of the department of agriculture said he will reconsider his department consider it to ask an employee to resign. shirley sherrod said she was forced out if trade video servers of -- that she did not give as much help to a white farmer. she said her remarks were taken out of context. the white farm family said she actually bent over backwards to save their farm and their land 24 years ago and they give her
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her full support. tom vilsack announce he will view any additional facts about the decision. that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think the department of agriculture overreacted in asking for the resignation of shirley sherrod? >> keep e-mail link those responses to we will read more in the next half hour and post all of them on our website. a new york city police officer is facing charges in connection with a hit and run. >> we will solution daredevil's jumping from mountains.
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>> one family is crediting one officer for their special delivery. that story at 6:47. >> things are nice and quiet this morning. there could be more thunderstorms on the way this afternoon. >> because of that thunderstorm, we do have some defective traffic signals. this is a live view of i-70.
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>> a speedy opinion will give anne arundel county voters a decision to make this fall. details are next. details are next. >>


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